Independent report

Industry Safety Steering Group second report on culture change in the construction sector

The Industry Safety Steering Group’s report for the Secretary of State and the Minister for Building Safety.



The Industry Safety Steering Group (ISSG) was formed in September 2018 to report on the progress of the construction industry in delivering culture change and to challenge and hold industry to account on behalf of the Secretary of State for the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.

The second report provides an update on the work of the ISSG from July 2019 to June 2020. During this time the group have heard from 40 organisations and have explored the following issues and themes:

  • Building Ownership and Building Management
  • Competence
  • Building Control
  • Mortgage Lending
  • Personal Indemnity Insurance
  • Commissioning and Procurement
  • Standard Forms of Contracts
  • Culture Change and Collaboration

The report highlights many areas of good practice but finds that there is a need for further change and progress by industry now, ahead of the legislation.

The government has welcomed the ISSG’s report in particular the progress it demonstrates in some parts of industry to deliver culture change. The government also recognises that more work needs to be done and that the ISSG has a continuing and vital role in ensuring that change is made to support better building safety.

View a copy of the first Industry Safety Steering Group report on culture change in the construction sector.

Published 5 August 2020